iOS 8 Now Powering 72 Percent of Active iOS Devices: Apple

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iOS 8 Now Powering 72 Percent of Active iOS Devices: Apple
Apple on Tuesday released the latest App Store Distribution figures, revealing that iOS 8 now powers 72 percent of active iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

The company updated its App Store Distribution page to show the OS distribution data of App Store visitors on February 2, split between iOS 8, iOS 7 and earlier iOS versions. The official App Store Distribution page reveals that the majority (72 percent) of active iOS devices are running iOS 8, followed by 25 percent still running iOS 7, and 3 percent still running earlier versions.

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Notably, the new figures if compared to Apple's last figures published last month show a minor increase in iOS 8 adoption numbers. In January, Apple said 68 percent of active iOS devices were running iOS 8, while 29 percent were on iOS 7, and 4 percent on previous versions. Last month, the Cupertino based giant also released an OTA update dubbed iOS 8.1.3 that reduced amount of free space required for update and brought other fixes.

9to5mac citing an analytics firm points out that iOS 8 despite powering majority of iOS devices has an adoption rate that is slower compared to iOS 7 a year ago. According to Mixpanel, during the same period a year ago iOS 7 powered 85 percent of active iOS devices.

Mixpanel reports iOS 8 adoption figures that are close to Apple's own - saying that iOS 8 powers 72.78 percent of devices, iOS 7 still runs on 25.01 percent devices and older versions powering 2.21 percent iOS devices, at the time of writing.

Apple recently revealed that it sold 74.5 million iPhone units in Q4 while also confirmed that its billionth iOS device was sold in November.

The latest figures revealed by Apple definitely show a rise in iOS 8 powered devices in less than six months. It took Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop more than three months to reach 1.6 percent of the worldwide users, according to Google's own figures shared in February.

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